Check if your business can earn the FernMark

Use the calculator below to quickly check whether your business and products are likely to qualify for a FernMark Licence

Minimum Criteria

To obtain a licence to use the FernMark on a product, a business must first demonstrate that they reflect the essence of New Zealand by meeting the FernMark Licence Programme’s minimum eligibility criteria.

A business must:

  • be GST registered in New Zealand

  • be compliant with all New Zealand laws and relevant regulations

  • be of good character and repute

  • have a substantial level of New Zealand ownership, governance and full time employees

  • have been exporting for a minimum of 12 months

  • in addition, each product to be licensed will be assessed on whether it meets the minimum requirements for being made, grown or designed in New Zealand

Quick Check Calculator

Click here for a guide to help determine whether someone is a New Zealand person or an overseas person

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Ownership

% OF YOUR BUSINESS OWNED BY NEW ZEALAND PERSONS

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Governance

% OF YOUR DIRECTORS (OR EQUIVALENT) THAT ARE NEW ZEALAND PERSONS

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Employees

% OF YOUR FULL TIME EMPLOYEES BASED IN NEW ZEALAND

I believe my product is :

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Use the guides below to help determine whether your product could be considered grown in New Zealand in accordance with the Fair Trading Act.

Food Products Guide
Health Products Guide
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Use the guides below to help determine whether your product could be considered made in New Zealand in accordance with the Fair Trading Act.

Food Products Guide
Health Products Guide
Manufacturer Guide
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Each product will be evaluated based on the proportion of:

  • Design costs incurred in NZ

  • NZ Persons working on the development/design

  • Design decisions made in NZ